Honmyoji temple
[ID] 254  ( ID:254 )
[Photographer] Ogawa,Kazumasa
[Album] Ogawa,Kazumasa (Album)
[Place] Kumamoto
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 270x214
[Cabinet] 6-28-0
[Keyword] temple/event

Honmyoji is a Nichiren temple in Kumamoto City. It is the family temple of feudal lord Kato Kiyomasa. There is a Jochiro dedicated to Kiyomasa. Pilgrims to this temple increased with the spread of interest in Kiyomasa, and tea houses began to open along both sides of the stone steps as in this picture. The shakyo (copying of sutras) sessions called Tonsha kai conducted at Honmyoji Temple are famous.